• Cooking with the Kids - 5 recipes

April 02, 2020

While at home with our children, it can be fun to enjoy some time together in the kitchen!! Children often love this far more than we realise and it's a great chance to practice some maths weighing & measuring all the wet and dry goods!

Preparation is key as is relaxing any rules about mess!  Let's just have an hour of fun and create something yummy together.

We have kept the recipes below very basic so that people of every level have something to try out!  Our final recipe is for those who prefer savory over sweet!! 

Happy baking! 

(Oh and please do share your creatiions with us!! We would love to see them on our instagram #MillerandKeane or Facebook pages @MillerandKeaneLondon or just email them to chloe@millerandkeane.com

Fairy Cakes

Ingredients:

100g Self Raising Flour

100g Caster Sugar

100g Butter/Margarine

2 Large Eggs

1 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp milk

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. 
  2. Sift together the flour and the baking powder.
  3. Add the butter, sugar and eggs to the bowl and beat until well mixed. (Add the milk if the mixture is too thick.
  4. Divide the mixture into cake cases into a cupcake tray. The mixture should make 12 fairy cakes.
  5. Cook for 15-20 minutes. Poke a cocktail stick or knife though one of the fairy cakes and if it comes out clean it means the mixture is cooked.
  6. Allow to cook fully before decorating.
  7. We like to use some icing sugar mixed with water and then topped with sprinkles, chocolate, berries, whatever you like!

 

Make your own Simple Pizza

Ingredients:

1 wrap, pitta bread, slice of bread.

1/2 tsp tomato puree.

Pinch of salt and pepper

You can add whatever toppings. Tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, pepperoni, ham, etc.

And as much cheese as you like. Cheddar or mozzarella.

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Put some greaseproof paper onto a baking tray and place your chosen base on there.
  3. Spread your tomato puree.
  4. Add your toppings.
  5. Evenly top with cheese.
  6. Cook for about 10-15 minutes, check on the pizza you want the cheese to be nice a golden and melted!
  7. This recipe is for one but you can make as many pizzas as you like!


Chocolate Cereal Cakes

Ingredients:

50g butter

100g milk/dark chocolate

3 tbsp golden syrup 

100g cornflakes, rice crispies or whatever cereal you would like to use - we think the two we mentioned work best.

Method:

  1. Place the butter, chocolate and golden syrup into a saucepan and melt on a low heat. Allow to cool a little before mixing with the cereal.
  2. Stir the wet ingredients with the cereal and divide into 12 cupcake cases.
  3. Top with some mini eggs, sprinkles or whatever you like. They can simply be left as they are.
  4. Then place in the fridge until set and enjoy!

 

Frozen Yoghurt Bars

Ingredients:

5 Strawberries

10 Raspberries 

15 Blueberries

1 tbsp Chocolate chips or chunks (dark/milk/white)

2 tbsp Honey 

500g Greek yoghurt 

Method:

  1. Mix the yoghurt and honey together in a bowl and add half of the fruit and chocolate chips.
  2. Line a baking tray with foil and pour in the yoghurt mixture.
  3. Sprinkle the rest of your fruit and chocolate on top.
  4. Place in the freezer for 2-4 hours.
  5. Remove from freezer and using a sharp knife cut into pieces, store in freezer in a container or food bags.

 

Cheese and Veg Muffins

Ingredients:

250g gratedcheese

2 cups self raising flour 

2 eggs 

1.5 cups of milk

1 small can on sweet corn

1/2 pepper

Large handful of spinach 

Pinch of salt and pepper 

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Stir flour into a large bowl.
  3. Whisk eggs, chop the pepper and spinach.
  4. Make a well in the flour and add the rest of the ingredients until combined.
  5. Spoon into cakes cases in a muffin tray.
  6. You will make 12-14.
  7. Cook for approximately 25 minutes until golden.

 

 





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